From 4 October to 12 January 2014, the International Center of Photography in New York will be presenting the exhibition "Lewis Hine". The American photographer (1874–1940) was one of the pioneers of documentary photography. As a trained school teacher and sociologist, the self-taught photographer firmly believed that every single person deserved the respect of others.
Politically engaged photography
Hine's work marks the very beginning of social documentary photography. His images of immigrants arriving at New York's Ellis Island, child labour in America's factories and industries, or the construction workers high up on the building site of the Empire State Building have become visual icons of the twentieth century. The exhibition at the ICP is curated by Alison Nordström, curator of photographs at George Eastman House.
Further information at ICP, Eastmanhouse